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From: Robert Shannon< >
Subject: Re: Baptism traditions?
Date: 25 Jul 1998 05:50:18 -0700


would an "informant" be the same as a godparent?

Maryanne Shannon

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> Subject: Re: Baptism traditions?
> Date: Thursday, July 23, 1998 8:01 PM
>
> Philip Sullivan wrote:
> >
> > For a change from the discussion of Irish naming patterns, I wonder if
anyone
> > has any information on any Irish traditions for choosing the Baptism
sponsers
> > (god-parents) for a child? Would one be chosen from the father's
relatives
> > and one from the mother's (and if so which from which?) Would they
choose a
> > married couple?
> >
> > I ask this because I have been able to learn the names of these
sponsers for
> > my great-grandparents and for several of their siblings and I would
like to
> > get a clue as to where these names might fit on the family tree.
> >
> > TIA for any information anyone might have.
> >
> > Phil Sullivan
> >
> >
>
> What a great question! Hope any replies also get posting to the list,
> would be very interested in this topic.
>
> Slan go foill,
> Margaret (Mairead)
> >

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